OBITUARY

Charles Leonard Troglia

March 24, 1949June 24, 2018

Charles L. Troglia, 69, beloved husband of Loesje Troglia, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 after a valiant struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Mr. Troglia was born on March 24, 1949 to the late Peter and Evelyn Troglia, in Milwaukee. He graduated from Bay View High School in 1966. He earned his bachelor’s degree as a registered nurse in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, graduating with honors.

Mr. Troglia’s career took him throughout the United States, working in many of the nation’s finest hospitals, including Santa Fe Indian Hospital, Tulane University Hospital, Walter Reed Medical Center and most recently, Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C. He retired in 2012.

Charles married Loesje Edwards (originally from the Netherlands) in 1993 in Chicago, IL. The couple’s careers landed them in cities across the country, including Charleston, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., Ormond Beach, Fla and Washington, D.C., before relocating to Raleigh, N.C., in 2012.

A jazz aficionado and scholar, Mr. Troglia donated his extensive collection of books on the genre to Indiana University’s School of Music Library. A collection of his poetry was recently published. Over the past three years, Mr. Troglia pursued his love of books, reading 130 volumes via audio cartridges courtesy of the Library for the Blind.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Loesje Troglia; brothers Paul (Jeanne)Troglia, John (Mary)Troglia; brother-in-law Peter (Jody) Edwards; nephews Tom Troglia, Mike (Sally) Troglia, Peter (Hillary) and Jim (Kelsey)Edwards; nieces Angela (Dan) Fatla and Megan (Andrew) Bowman; grandnieces Lily Fatla and Elizabeth Troglia; grandnephews Jack Fatla, Nicholas Troglia and George Burdine-Troglia.

A Funeral Mass was held Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2718 Overbrook Dr. Raleigh, N.C. A private interment will be held in Milwaukee, WI.

The family expresses special thanks to Duke Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing, 1921 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211; or to https://www.psp.org

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh, N.C. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownwynneraleigh.com

  • FAMILY

  • Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Loesje Troglia; brothers Paul (Jeanne)Troglia, John (Mary)Troglia; brother-in-law Peter (Jody) Edwards; nephews Tom Troglia, Mike (Sally) Troglia, Peter (Hillary) and Jim (Kelsey)Edwards; nieces Angela (Dan) Fatla and Megan (Andrew) Bowman; grandnieces Lily Fatla and Elizabeth Troglia; grandnephews Jack Fatla, Nicholas Troglia and George Burdine-Troglia.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Mass followed by a reception Friday, June 29, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • A private interment will be held in Milwaukee, WI.
REMEMBERING

Charles Leonard Troglia

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Allen Milewski

July 11, 2018

I was a friend of Chuck’s in High School. While I haven’t seen him since, I do often think back remembering his incredibly zany sense of humor. He was filled with whimsy back then. I am sorry for his illness and suffering and for his family’s loss

Loretta Mainquist

July 5, 2018

Loesje,

You haven't left my mind since I heard of the loss of your beloved Charles. We are thinking about you. I know how much you loved your dear husband and I am sorry that your heart is broken. I know it has been breaking for quite some time, but the physical hole in your life now must be very large.

With my love,
Loretta Mainquist

Karen (Hundt)Moe

July 1, 2018

As a young neighbor girl, I looked up to the Troglia boys. I'm remembering when they set up a boxing ring in their backyard & it was full of spectators, but sweet, thoughtful Charlie made sure the neighborhood kids had seats. My dad, Lester Hundt recalls, sharing tools & suggestions with the boys while they worked on cars/motorcycles, or some other project. I'm happy to read that Charlie lived his life to the fullest and shared his special kindness with so many. We are very sorry for your loss.

Bob Mussmann

June 29, 2018

I am Bob Mussmann, the one who had the funeral for the 59' Chevy referred to in Mike Klemz' shared memory. Chuck ( as we always called Charles) was, ostensibly, the central character in our group, and I stress CHARACTER. He was a master of creative ways to exercise our desire for thrills. We often sped over a three-surfaced wooden bridge in a jeep never even touching the top surface.
Further, Chuck and I often double dated in our early college years. I spent several summers working in the Milwaukee County Parks system with Chuck. More laughs, more thrills.

Michael Klemz

June 27, 2018

I was a very close friend of Chuck back in high school at Bay View High In Milwaukee. Sadly, we kind of disconnected after he moved away. We had a very close knit group in high school and Chuck always added a high level of humor. We always spent a lot of time planning activities that we thought were "funny." They weren't naughty, more pranky. We usually drove in Bob Mussmann's car when we did stuff. While we were still in high school, Bob's car conked out. We actually had a funeral for the car at Bob's house. We all wore suits, held on to the door handles and walked the car down the street. At the "service" the car hood was open. Chuck did the eulogy. I don't remember most of it, but he ended with "ashes to ashes, rust to rust."

Very sorry to hear of his passing.

Gary Halvorsen

June 27, 2018

Charles was always a bigger than life character who could light up a room and as a teammate on our softball team, we were always glad he was on our side. Due to the vagaries of the league we both played in, he could sometimes be on the other side, in which case he was more than a formidable opponent colorfully decked out sartorially in an outfit that was not the usual ballgame uniform.

One time I remember during a Sunday afternoon game we had heard that some unlucky guy either jumped or fell off of a nearby bridge and was unconscious on the RR tracks below. Charles heard about it and immediately left the game to run over and offer his nursing assistance. As the game went on several innings later Charlie returned after the paramedics arrived, and to this day I believe that Charles saved someone's life while we played baseball and he shook it off as just something he was supposed to do.

Many many more stories that will have to be shared when the memorial for Charles comes to Milwaukee.

Bonnie Halvorsen

June 26, 2018

Sending love and light to Loesje and all those who love Charles...there are so many of us. Charles was exemplary in everything is did: from nursing, to repairing vintage appliances, to reading, to listening (to music and humans), to living large...Charles did it all and did it big. Glad you are resting now, Charles, in the love and the light that is yours. We love you.

Cheryl Towle

June 26, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Charles was a special kind of person. He could light up a room with his smile and laughter. He was a very caring and kind man.. He was a gift to all of us. May you find comfort in the prayers and memories.🙏

Gale Cass

June 26, 2018

I feel your pain of the passing of your family member. My Mom had PSP and it was very hard for all of us. Knowing what she had helped us get through her years of decline. The PSP society was very helpful. Letting others know about PSP hopefully can help others,also. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Prayers to you all.

JO Paul

June 26, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Charles passing. Upon meeting him it did not take long to know how much he cared for others despite his disease. My prayers are with his family for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Jo Paul

Biography

Charles L. Troglia, 69, beloved husband of Loesje Troglia, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 after a valiant struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

Mr. Troglia was born on March 24, 1949 to the late Peter and Evelyn Troglia, in Milwaukee. He graduated from Bay View High School in 1966. He earned his bachelor’s degree as a registered nurse in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, graduating with honors.

Mr. Troglia’s career took him throughout the United States, working in many of the nation’s finest hospitals, including Santa Fe Indian Hospital, Tulane University Hospital, Walter Reed Medical Center and most recently, Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C. He retired in 2012.

Charles married Loesje Edwards (originally from the Netherlands) in 1993 in Chicago, IL. The couple’s careers landed them in cities across the country, including Charleston, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., Ormond Beach, Fla and Washington, D.C., before relocating to Raleigh, N.C., in 2012.

A jazz aficionado and scholar, Mr. Troglia donated his extensive collection of books on the genre to Indiana University’s School of Music Library. A collection of his poetry was recently published. Over the past three years, Mr. Troglia pursued his love of books, reading 130 volumes via audio cartridges courtesy of the Library for the Blind.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Loesje Troglia; brothers Paul (Jeanne)Troglia, John (Mary)Troglia; brother-in-law Peter (Jody) Edwards; nephews Tom Troglia, Mike (Sally) Troglia, Peter (Hillary) and Jim (Kelsey)Edwards; nieces Angela (Dan) Fatla and Megan (Andrew) Bowman; grandnieces Lily Fatla and Elizabeth Troglia; grandnephews Jack Fatla, Nicholas Troglia and George Burdine-Troglia.

A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2718 Overbrook Dr. Raleigh, N.C., with a reception to follow in the Fallon Center. Interment will be held at a later date in Milwaukee, WI.

The family expresses special thanks to Duke Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing, 1921 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211; or to https://www.psp.org

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh, N.C.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownwynneraleigh.com